Engineering Lecture Series

Engineering Lecture Series

Celebrating peaks of excellence and thought-leadership in engineering

The NUS Engineering Lecture Series is a premier platform of the Faculty of Engineering, NUS, to celebrate its peaks of excellence and thought leadership and showcase to the academic community and our industry partners, important contributions made by its staff to sea change developments in engineering. The lectures are given by Professors in the Faculty who have made distinguished research contributions. The lecture will be for 45 minutes followed by a 15-minute Question & Answer session.

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10th Lecture of the NUS Engineering Lecture series

About the lecture:

Manufacturing capability is one important indicator of the strength of one Nation. The cost, speed and quality of the products from the manufacturing lines are closely related to every aspect of our life. Now we are moving into the time of the internet. Big data, internet of things, artificial intelligence, and many other emerging concepts define the new challenges for our modern manufacturing to achieve higher accuracy, higher efficiency and higher productivity. Advanced manufacturing is the new strategy leading to the feasible solutions.

Light plays a key role on the advanced manufacturing. Being as fast as light, it provides the maximum speed allowed for rapid optical sensing and data combination. Being as accurate as light, it offers the reliable means to fabricate current digital devices in micro- even nano-scale. Being as colourful as light, it serves as the basis for optical imaging and materials real-time characterization. The unique properties of light are achieving varieties of innovations and bringing about plenty of new opportunities. In this lecture, the beauty of light will be highlighted in both the scopes of high-power applications, such as laser micro-processing and nano-fabrication for thin wafer processing in production lines, femtosecond laser precision engineering of man-made bio-skins for tissue engineering, lotus-leave-like super-hydrophobic structures and metamaterials fabrication; as well as low-power applications, including optical nano-imaging and laser diagnostics of cracks inside steel structures and gas leakage detection. Laser cleaning of surface contaminations, Laser color marking of metal surfaces, Portable Raman spectroscope, and Optical microsphere nanoscope being developed in our laboratory will be case studied to emphasize the importance of technology commercialization for our new industries.

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Light for Advanced Manufacturing

27 October 2017
7.00 - 8.00 pm
NUS Engineering Auditorium

Admission is free.
Dinner will be served from 6.15pm

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Gold Sponsor

InvesTech

Silver Sponsors

lux
IDI

Supporting Organisation

IES

Gift Sponsor

LSA

Committee 

Chair

Professor Liew Jat Yuen, Richard

Members

Professor Ang Beng Wah

Professor Ben Chen

Professor Kang En Tang

Professor Rahman Mustafizur

Professor Chua Soo Jin

Past Events

October 2016

7 October 2016

Professor Wang Chien Ming

Very Large Floating Structures for Space Creation on the Sea

This lecture was supported by The Institution of Structural Engineers.
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October 2015

9 October 2015

Professor Shih Choon Fong

The Pacific Century Beckons: Perspectives from an Explorer-Engineer-Educator

This lecture was supported by NUSS.
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2 October 2015

Professor Hang Chang Chieh

Singapore’s Research & Innovation Journey: What’s Next?

This lecture was supported by:
Main sponsor:
Dou Yee International Pte Ltd
Sponsors:
Amplus Communication Pte Ltd, CEI Contract Manufacturing Ltd
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April 2014

14 April 2014

Professor Andrew Nee

The Next Reality + the Nth Sense

This lecture was supported by:
Main sponsor:
ABB Pte Ltd
Sponsors:
MMI Holdings Limited, SIA Engineering Company Limited, World Scientific Publishing Company, Dr Thomas Choong (Waylion Advisory and Consulting Pte Ltd)
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September 2013

30 September 2013

Professor Goh Thong Ngee

Handling 2 Things Inevitable in Life – How to “Future-Proof” Ourselves

This lecture was supported by Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte Ltd
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April 2013

17 April 2013

Professor Lim Chwee Teck

Healthcare Engineering: A Bioengineer’s Perspective

This lecture was supported by Clearbridge BioMedics Pte Ltd
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November 2012

14 November 2012

Professor Chung Tai-Shung, Neal

Earth’s Imperative: Sustainable Clean Water and Clean Energy

This lecture was supported by BASF The Chemical Company, GE Water & Process Technology, MemSpring Technology Pte Ltd, NAFIGATE Corporation a.s. and ST Dynamics Pte Ltd
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March 2012

13 March 2012

Professor Phoon Kok Kwang

Moving the Earth

This lecture was supported by PENTA-OCEAN CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD and TOA Corporation
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September 2011

22 September 2011

Professor Lian Yong

Google, iPhone, What’s Next?

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